2014 was the year when "designer vulnerabilities" emerged, when breaches and security incidents were being announced so fast that we struggled to keep up, when old financial malware began being used to hit new targets.
Whistleblowers and those individuals that are simply out to make a buck out of any confidential and valuable information, can now offer it for sale on Darkleaks, a decentralized, anonymous black market on the Internet.
Personal and limited financial information of over 800,000 customers of Australian travel insurance company Aussie Travel Cover have been stolen by a hacker that goes by the online handle "Abdilo" and is believed to be a member of the infamous Lizard Squad.
The Banque Cantonale de Geneve has refused to pay the ransom demanded by a group of hackers that goes under the name of Rex Mundi, and they have made good on their word and have published the whole batch of customer emails they managed to steal from the bank's website.
When late last year the FBI provided an update on their investigation into the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, they fingered the North Korean government as the instigator.
Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.